Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, June 24, on a project to rehabilitate the bridge carrying Boot Road over Route 100 in West Whiteland Township, Chester County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced.
Due to the nature of the repairs, Boot Road will be closed between King Road and Pottstown Pike beginning Monday, June 24, through the completion of the project scheduled for late August.
During the bridge closure, Boot Road motorists will be directed to use Pottstown Pike, U.S. 322, and Phoenixville Pike. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.
In addition, on Monday, June 17, through Friday, June 21, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM, a single lane closure was scheduled on Route 100 between Pottstown Pike and Kirkland Avenue for conduit removal and concrete repairs.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas because slowdowns will occur.
As part of this bridge improvement project, PennDOT’s contractor will remove and replace the existing parapet and bridge deck, perform abutment and guiderail repairs, and pave bridge approaches.
Built in 1968, the single-span box beam bridge is 94 feet long and 45 feet wide. The structure carries an average of 13,918 vehicles a day.
The Boot Road bridge is one of nine structures in Chester and Montgomery counties that PennDOT is repairing under a $7,296,296 project financed by Act 89, the state’s transportation plan.